Islamabad: The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) on Thursday approved 59 short-term skill development projects across the country.
The approval was given during a meeting of the 10th Project Steering Committee at the NAVTTC headquarters under the chairmanship of NAVTTC Executive Director Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema.
It was attended by representatives of all provincial TEVTAs along with the joint secretaries of the Balochistan Labour and Manpower Department and the Federal Ministry of Education and Professional Training. In the meeting, a formal apprenticeship programme was introduced which is the first of its kind in the country.
Under the programme, around 600 trainees will be imparted with six-month training in the large-scale industries and that their 100% employability will be ensured. The apprenticeship training will be imparted in collaboration with chambers of commerce and industry and provincial TEVTAs.
Zulfiqar Cheema told participants that preference would always be given to those marketable skills which were in demand both at national and international levels.